The Problem of Migrating a Military and the Pike Formation of Medieval Soldiers

Throughout history, it has not been the moving of a military which has been difficult, it’s the moving of what is essentially a city, which moves with that army, the entire kit of food, supplies, weaponry, etc. Medieval pikes which were purposely long were affixed with sharp metal points. Soldiers would stand together in tight formation to hedge any oncoming attackers. The front line would dig their pike into the ground and place it against their left foot, then kneel so that the wall is as thic...

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